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SHADOW FALL by Seressia Glass

Shadow Chase

"A powerful blend of ancient Egyptian mysticism, urban legend, and genius imagination... This novel is on fire!"
--New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks

"The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta... Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly on Shadow Blade (Starred Review)

August 2011
Mass Market Paperback
352 pages | $7.99
ISBN: 9781439158784

On Simon&Schuster.com

Truth is the most dangerous weapon of all. . .

Kira Solomon's life has never been simple. Battling against the Fallen, serving the Egyptian goddess Maat, becoming romantically involved with a 4,000-year-old Nubian warrior... these are now everyday realities. But something is changing. Kira's magic is becoming dangerously unpredictable, tainted by the Shadow she has been trained to destroy. Matters grow worse when an Atlanta museum exhibit based on the Egyptian Book of the Dead, turns out to have truly sinister properties. As the body count rises, even long-trusted allies start to turn against her. Kira can hardly blame them--not when the God of Chaos is stalking her dreams and the shocking truth about her origins is finally coming to light. As one of the good guys, Kira was a force to be reckoned with. But if the only way to stop a terrifying adversary is to fight Shadow with Shadow, then she's ready to find out just how very bad she can be....

Third of the Shadowchaser Series!
Don't miss Shadow Blade (Book One)! and Shadow Chase (book Two)!

Reviews of Shadow Fall

"Those who have invested in this series will be glad to know that Kira finally has solid information about her mysterious mother and her relation to Balm. The relationship between Kira and Khefar is satisfying to read. The powerful (and studly) Khefar believes in Kira and is her touchstone. However, I did have one big problem with this story. Kira has asked Balm over and over about her mother and Balm had denied her. When Balm finally gives her the big clue, what does she do? She waits! She doesn't open the chest immediately. It is not until page 141 that she finally gets the nerve to open it! Kira received the chest very early in the story and I was really frustrated with Kira for waiting so long.... Except that section, this was a thrilling and exciting read as Kira must battle unbelievable powers to claim her birthright." (4/5 stars)-- Bookaholics Romance Book Club

"The third Shadow Chasers urban fantasy is a strong entry that series fans will fully relish as more of the Egyptian mythos comes to the light. Loaded with action throughout, Shadow Fall is an intriguing story line as Balm adjusts her dreams for her daughter to the reality of who Kira is... Seressia Glass writes a fresh tale."-- Alternative Worlds

Reviews of Shadow Chase (Book Two)

"This book outdoes the first in more ways than I really could have imagined. Honestly, I didn't think it would be better than the first book and was looking for a huge fail... Key points: It moved so much faster than the first book. There's more drama in this book. The action is tons better in this book. LOVED IT! This book just never left me feeling empty or bored. It was a page turner that I finished in a day and a half and am SO GLAD I read this. Yikes it was great. So for those of you who weren't into the first book, please make sure you get this one, it's great." (5 Stars)"--Urban Paranormal Blog

"The author pulls you in from the very first page, you can always picture being in the setting. The main character and the sidekicks are easily imaginable. I liked how the author wrote in 3rd person so she could tell the reader feelings of other characters. The author never left you hanging and wrote a good conclusion that ends this book but leaves room for another book. The writing was powerful and the vocabulary was appropriate. This book reminds me of the Red Pyramid, the Mortal Instruments series, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. My overall view of the book was that it was entertaining. I learned about Egyptian mythology, mostly about the gods. I would recommend this book to people because it is very well written and is full of adventure. 8/10" --Flamingnet

"I appreciate that Kira is still growing and learning and figuring things out. And I like that she's learning to trust more people. Kira learns a good bit about her history during the course of Shadow Chase, but there is still an important piece of information missing, and I have a feeling that will be pretty important in future books. As for the story elements: plot is once again exceptional, and there are mutliple plots going on, the longer term series arcs as well as the plots that get nicely tied up within this one book... The prose and dialogue were well done, and character development is very well done. The world building in this series is incredible. I'm going to give Shadow Chase a 9 of 10, knocking off a point for pacing. The series will get a 10 of 10, though, as this is a kick-ass series.
Book Rating: Shadow Chase: 9 of 10
Series Rating: Shadowchasers: 10 of 10"--Book Series Review

...a great deal of fun. We travel with Kira, Khefar, and friends to London, Cairo, Aswan, and an eerie alternate dimension, and Seressia Glass puts them through the physical and emotional wringer several times. In terms of the adventure aspect, the Egypt sections could have used a little more description to help if'transportif' the reader there, but nonetheless the story is enjoyable. We also get plenty of development on the romance front... The plot is a good oneif'--FantasyLiterature.com

Reviews of Shadow Blade (Book One)

"Glass' latest seizes the reader's attention and holds it captive. The author cunningly and masterfully injects details about gods who supervise and/or orchestrate what happens in the lives of humans, immortals and beings in between. The suspense is almost overwhelming, the intense action palpable. Glass creates a story you'll want to keep reading, even when there are no more pages."--RT Book Reviews

"The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta... Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Filled with great spins, the first Shadowchasers urban fantasy is a terrific tale due to the heroine. Her current case is personal in several ways, but also could lead her into the Shadows of darkness. Atlanta proves a great landscape for a battle between shadow and shadow-hunters, but it is the teaming of Kira and Khefar as she learns there are plenty of shades of gray between light and dark." -- Alternative Worlds

"FIVE STARS! I found this story to be not only extremely creative, but down-right astounding! It sinks its hooks into your imagination and takes you on one of the wildest rides of the year. There is so much going on that I simply cannot put it into a short synopsis. All I can say is, "WOW!"--Huntress Reviews

"Seressia Glass turns her considerable talents to urban fantasy with this compulsively readable tale. The use of an Egyptian pantheon--Kira is a follower of Ma'at, Khefar a follower of Isis--gives the story a firm foundation, and the plot, with danger and darkness, but also a hint of romance, should surely satisfy. Bring on more of these characters."-- Affaire de Coeur

"Kira's personal history and the burdening effects of her gift were fascinating. Everything she touches effects her. Even food that she doesn't harvest herself can make her physically ill because of all the people who have touched it. Also the inclusion of the Egyptian pantheon of gods was a fresh and unique source of magic in the urban fantasy genre. The concept of Light and Chaos, and the Universe's need for balance made for an interesting world to play in....Overall, the concept and unique world building are the clear strengths of this novel." --All Things Urban Fantasy:

"With Shadow Blade, Seressia Glass, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award winner, has written an urban fantasy tale with all the elements that I like in a good story: magic, deception, redemption, romance and victory -- a solid formula for a very entertaining read. I'm certainly looking forward to the next installment in the adventures of Kira and Khefar."-- Best Fantasy Stories

About the Author

Seressia Glass has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on comics, cereal boxes--anything at hand. So it came as no surprise to family and teachers when she began creating stories featuring some of her favorite characters. One of her earlier works included the autobiography of a piece of bubble gum, and a short Halloween story was turned into a PTA play in elementary school.

Her proudest writing moment remains winning the first Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday "Living the Dream" essay contest as a high school senior and getting to meet Coretta Scott King. Since then, she's channeled her belief in the power of the written word by creating rich, emotional stories of diverse people coming together to achieve the universal goals of love and acceptance.

When not working on her next story, Seressia lives with her husband in Atlanta where she is an instructional designer for an international home improvement company. She spends her free time people-watching, belly dancing, and watching way too much anime.

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